penalty

  1. the act of punishing
  2. a payment required for not fulfilling a contract
  3. the disadvantage or painful consequences of an action or condition

penalty

[n] - a payment required for not fulfilling a contract 2. [n] - the disadvantage or painful consequences of an action or condition
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Penalty

• (n.) A handicap. • (n.) The suffering, or the sum to be forfeited, to which a person subjects himself by covenant or agreement, in case of nonfulfillment of stipulations; forfeiture; fine. • (n.) Penal retribution; punishment for crime or offense; the suffering in person or property which is annexed by law or judicial decision to t...
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penalty

noun the disadvantage or painful consequences of an action or condition; `neglected his health and paid the penalty`
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Penalty

[golf] In the sport of golf, a penalty or penalty stroke is an additional stroke or strokes added to a player`s score for an infraction of the rules. In match play, rather than adding strokes, the usual penalty is loss of the hole except for penalties assessed for relief from a hazard or a lost ball. Situations in which a penalty may be ass...
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Penalty

[gridiron football] In American football and Canadian football, a penalty is a sanction called against a team for a violation of the rules, called a foul. Officials initially signal penalties by tossing a bright yellow (American Football) or orange (Canadian football) colored `penalty flag` onto the field toward or at the spot of a foul. Mo...
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Penalty

[ice hockey] A penalty in ice hockey is a punishment for an infringement of the rules. Most penalties are enforced by detaining the offending player within a penalty box for a set number of minutes, during which the player can not participate in play. Penalties are called and enforced by the referee, or in some cases the linesmen. The offen...
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Penalty

[Mormonism] In the Mormonism, a penalty was an oath made by participants of the original Nauvoo Endowment instituted by Joseph Smith, Jr. in 1843 and further developed by Brigham Young after Smith`s death. Mormon critics refer to the penalty as a blood oath, because it required the participant to swear never to reveal certain key symbols of...
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Penalty

[rugby union] A penalty in rugby union is the main disciplinary sanction available to the referee to penalise a team who commit deliberate infringements. The team who did not commit the infringement are given possession of the ball and they may either kick it towards touch (in which case the ball back rule is waived), attempt a place kick a...
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Penalty

[rugby] In rugby football, the penalty is the main disciplinary sanction available to the referee to penalise players who commit deliberate infringements. The team who did not commit the infringement are given possession of the ball and may either kick it towards touch (in which case the ball back rule is waived), attempt a place kick at go...
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Penalty

Pe'nal·ty noun ; plural Penalties . [ French pénalité . See Penal .] 1. Penal retribution; punishment for crime or offense; the suffering in person or property which is annexed by law or judicial decision to the commission of a crime, offense, or trespass. «...
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Penalty

A free hit towards goal is awarded when a foul is committed. The hit is taken from a set distance, dependent on the severity of the offence. Distances are as follows: Penalty 1: Automatic goal Penalty 2: 30 yards to an open goal Penalty 3: 40 yards to an open goal Penalty 4: 60 yards to a defended goal Penalty 5: from anywhere on the ground Penalty...
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Penalty

A penalty kick is awarded when a foul has been committed inside the penalty area in front of the goal. A penalty is taken by one player opposed only by the goal keeper.
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PENALTY

a rule-breaking offense observed and called by a referee.
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penalty

a rule-breaking offense observed and called by a referee.
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Penalty

a rule-breaking offense observed and called by a referee.
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Penalty

A weight added to the handicap weight of a horse
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Penalty

A weight added to the handicap weight of a horse.
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Penalty

After a moderate to severe infringement has been called, the non-offending team is awarded a penalty. The offending team must back up 10 meters from the spot of the infringement, regardless of what the non-offending team chooses to do, and cannot move forward until the non offending team has crossed that 10 meter mark. The non-offending team has th...
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Penalty

An addition to a horse's weight when it has won a race after the entries for a future race have closed and therefore before the official handicapper has had a change to reassess their handicap mark. The amount of the penalty depends on the value of the race won.
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Penalty

any number of infractions or violations which award the other team a kick.
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PENALTY

Beware! The word "penalty"
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Penalty

Extra stroke(s) added to a player's score for violation of the rules, loss of ball, out of bounds, etc...
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Penalty

It is a fee charged for a cancelled ticket or changed reservation.
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penalty

n. 1) in criminal law, a money fine or forfeiture of property ordered by the judge after conviction for a crime. 2) an amount agreed in advance if payment or performance is not made on time, such as a "late payment" on a promissory note or lease, or a financial penalty for each day a building contractor fails to complete a job.
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